After removing the kit raised detail on the side consoles, the basic card additions were glued into location.The great Black Box resin tub was used as a detail guide and this really is a great approach. Though it does remind you of your detailing limitations... The floor was built up so that the TD seat sits at the correct height. Kit part C26 was sanded for a tighter fit and glued into location, ensuring there was enough space in front of it for the card wall that would be glued there. This was added and two rods were also glued in the aft bay to act as the supports for the new card floor/roof that would be added.
Next step were cutting and gluing 10 thou card and gluing them in place. Next some detailing was done when the seat rails were glued into location after using the TD seat as a placement guide.A shroud was made for the base of the control stick from a rectangle of strut that was roughly carved to shape and then 'painted' with Tamiya liquid glue to smooth but still texture the surface.
The real fun was next. Parts from the Airwaves set were cut from the fret and super gelled to a base of 10 thou card. Super gel is used as it will give you some playing time and the card backing is used so that the addition can be glued with regular glue that allows some movement. It also has the added advantage of giving some 'depth' to the 'flat' photo etch part. Further detailing is done by super gelling (again) numerous punched discs to the etch detail with their locations nicely engraved on the surface! A card backing was also used for the etch instrument panel. By using this white card, later after the black paint is applied, a sharpened needle will be run around the outside edge and a needle will also be added by scratching a line down to the white card. Very old school, simple and it works. Some card detail was added.
Some paint should go on tomorrow.